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Brian Williams Rips Reuters For Hyping Mars Story

Brian Williams has donned his media critic hat once again, this time taking Reuters to task for hyping the story about Mars' ability to sustain human life. He writes in his Daily Nightly blog post:

The headline on the Reuters News Agency wire story this afternoon was fairly declarative: SCIENTISTS SAY MARTIAN SOIL COULD SUPPORT LIFE. Alrighty then.

This on a day when the Supreme Court defined the Second Amendment for us, and Goldman Sachs put out a "sell" rating on General Motors. That's General Motors. That's a first.

In April, Williams took to the Daily Nightly to complain about what he perceived as the New York Times' lack of focus and to praise Peggy Noonan for Pulitzer-worthy reporting.